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Rutherford County Economic Development is a department of Rutherford County government with three full time staff and an advisory board of ten members, appointed by the Rutherford County Board of Commissioners.


Mission Statement: It is the mission of the Rutherford County Economic Development to promote & market Rutherford County to the world; creating, retaining, & reinvesting dollars to provide a better quality of life for the residents.


Board Meetings: The Economic Development Commission Board meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 10:30 a.m. at the County Annex Commissioner's Room, 289 North Main Street in Rutherfordton, NC. If a cancellation or change to the date, time or location is necessary, a special notice will be sent out.  


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